HC Deb 10 June 1959 vol 606 cc106-7W
Sir A. Bossom

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what consideration is being given by his Department to the establishment of a marketing board for all pigs for slaughter; and what progress has so far been made.

Mr. Godber

The Government's present view, based upon the Report of the Re-Organisation Commission, continues to be that a basically free market in pigs and pigmeat is to be preferred to a marketing board for all pigs. But my right hon. Friend is always ready to consider proposals for a marketing scheme submitted by producers, with whom the initiative lies under the Agricultural Marketing Act.